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Celebration Of Life: Rosemary Whalen July 25

on July 19, 2016 - 7:04am


Celebration Of Life:

The Whalen Family invites everyone who knew and helped care for Rosemary Whalen to the Celebration of Her Life:

@ Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church – 11 a.m. July 25, 2016; and

@ Cottonwood on the Greens at 1 p.m.


Forest Service Awards Stewardship Contract For Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project

on July 19, 2016 - 7:02am
USDA News:
SANTA FE  The USDA Forest Service announced it has awarded the multi-year stewardship contract for the Southwest Jemez Mountains (SWJM) Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) to TC Company, a local contractor based in Northern New Mexico.
Treatments outlined in the contract for stewardship services are designed to mitigate the risk of high-severity wildfire and restore ecosystem function to frequent-fire forests in the southwestern Jemez Mountains.
“The forests of northern New Mexico are under tremendous stress from

Daily Postcard: Canyon Tree Frog Lingers In Flower Pot

on July 19, 2016 - 6:57am

Daily Postcard: This Canyon Tree Frog spent a recent afternoon and evening checking out the flower pot on the back patio of a residence in White Rock. Photo by Cathe Ragsdale

Oppenheimer Lecture: National Academy Of Sciences President Examines Question Of Climate Intervention

on July 18, 2016 - 7:20pm

National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt will deliver the 46th annual J. Robert Oppenheimer lecture Wednesday night in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

A few years back, the American geophysicist Marcia McNutt was one of three distinguished scientists who were asked by a British publication -- if they could go to any time in the past, which event would they most like to see. At that time she was executive director of the U.S.

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone Releases Second Quarter Crime Statistics

on July 18, 2016 - 7:17pm

LAPD News:

Los Alamos Chief of Police Dino Sgambellone has released crime statistics for the second quarter of 2016, which were compiled by the Records Section of the Los Alamos Police Department.

Offenses reported as crime statistics are determined by the FBI Uniform Crime Report Program and are classified as crimes against persons (violent crime) and crimes against property. The offenses of murder (homicide), rape, robbery and aggravated assault make up the violent crime category. The offenses of arson, burglary, larceny, and auto theft make up the property crime category.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Thanks Los Alamos Native For Work During Washington, D.C., Internship

on July 18, 2016 - 7:16pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanks Gillian Hsieh Ratliff of Los Alamos for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. Courtesy photo


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall thanked Los Alamos native Gillian Hsieh Ratliff for her work as an intern in his Washington, D.C., office this summer. During her seven weeks on Capitol Hill, Hsieh Ratliff worked primarily on health related issues.

“Gillian has worked on a number of important health policy issues this summer and has been of great help in my Washington, D.C. office,” Udall said.

Scenes From Funeral Service For Joseph ‘Buddy’ Kosty

on July 18, 2016 - 6:01pm
Scene from burial service for Joseph ‘Buddy’ Kosty Saturday at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Leland Lehman/
Scene from burial service for Joseph ‘Buddy’ Kosty Saturday at Guaje Pines Cemetery. Photo by Leland Lehman/


Joseph “Buddy” Kosty 83, died peacefully after a long decline with dementia related illness in Roanoke, VA. on July 2, 2016. A Rosary recital and Memorial Mass was celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos July 16, with internment at Guaje Pines Cemetery.

The United States Air Force provided the flag

Faith & Science Summer Series: 'What Makes Us Human?' At TOTH Wednesday

on July 18, 2016 - 5:37pm
Bob Reinovsky’s lecture at 6:15 p.m., Wednesday addresses 'The Quest for Human Uniqueness.' Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum continues its summer series on the topic “What Makes Us Human?”, Wednesday, July 20 at Kelly Hall at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.
Bob Reinovsky’s lecture will address “The Quest for Human Uniqueness." In this talk he will attempt to simplify the topic by looking at the implication of theory of mind – and what some call the secondary theory of mind – in the formation, and transmission of culture. 
Dinner will be

Vandals Mar Improvements On Jemez River

on July 18, 2016 - 2:28pm

Jemez River. File photo

SFNF News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS Vandals at work along the Jemez River have chopped the tops off newly planted cottonwoods on the riverbank and damaged recently installed fish habitat structures in the water.

The restoration and improvement of aquatic habitats is part of the larger Santa Fe National Forest’s Southwest Jemez Mountains Forest Restoration project to create and sustain healthy ecosystems in the Jemez Mountains. 

“The work we are doing along the Jemez River is not only beneficial to the river and the species that live in it.

Governor Appoints Duffy Rodriguez Cabinet Secretary For Department Of Finance And Administration

on July 18, 2016 - 2:14pm

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez announced the appointment of Duffy Rodriguez as cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).

Rodriguez brings more than three decades of public service to her new position. Her appointment fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Dr. Tom Clifford, who served more than 20 years in state government.

“Duffy’s budgetary and financial knowledge and expertise will help us to continue our commitment to fiscal responsibility in New Mexico,” Martinez said.

P&Z Meetings Set For July 30 And Aug. 6

on July 18, 2016 - 1:37pm
The next Planning & Zoning Commision meetings are scheduled for Saturday July 30 and Saturday Aug. 6 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

White Rock Bear To Be Euthanized

on July 18, 2016 - 12:46pm
A neighbor saw this bear Sunday morning that attacked six baby goats in White Rock. The New Mexico Game & Fish officer at the scene when the bear was captured Sunday night told homeowner Louis Borges that by state law, the bear needs to be put down. It was too aggressive in killing livestock, he said. The officer also said that no one has ever heard of bears being seen in White Rock before, and this kind of behavior was very unusual ... to kill six goats by jumping into the pen six time to haul them away. Borges said he found four of the six carcasses strewn around his property.

AFT-New Mexico And Albuquerque Teachers Federation React To LESC Study On Educator Pay

on July 18, 2016 - 12:43pm
AFT News:
American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statements:

“Yesterday’s Legislative Education Study Committee report on New Mexico’s lagging educator pay is a reminder of the work that needs to be done to help curb the persistent educator shortage in our state,” Ly said.
“New Mexico’s average educator salary is 43rd in the nation -- this is not acceptable when it comes to our ability to maintain the number of qualified educators needed to serve our students.

Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Board Meets Aug. 17

on July 18, 2016 - 12:41pm
JJAB News:
The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Board originally scheduled for July 20 is cancelled due to summer vacations.
The next meeting is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Camino Entrada, Building 1 conference room.

United Church Thrift Shop Half Price Sale Wednesday

on July 18, 2016 - 12:40pm
The United Thrift Shop, 2525 Canyon Road, is having a half price sale on glassware Wednesday, July 20.
On July 27, everything in the store will be half price, except jewelry.

Obituary: Marsha Lynn Wenzel Sept. 30, 1953 – July 13, 2016

on July 18, 2016 - 12:39pm

MARSHA LYNN WENZEL Sept. 30, 1953 – July 13, 2016

Marsha Lynn Wenzel, age 62 and long-time resident of Los Alamos, NM, died Wednesday the 13th at St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe.

Marsha was born and raised in Rocky Ford, Otero County, Colorado, September 30th, 1953 to David and Kathleen Rinehart Sinding. Marsha married her husband Walter Jay Wenzel in 1973 and then raised 4 children together in Los Alamos, NM. Marsha was a loving and attentive daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother.


U.S. House Democrats Unveil Stronger America: New Security Agenda

on July 18, 2016 - 12:29pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD), Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (D-CA), U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-NY), U.S. Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Seth Moulton (D-MA), and members of the House Democratic Caucus unveiled House Democrats' Stronger America: A New American Security Agenda <

Los Alamos Friends Of The Shelter Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser At The Posse Lodge July 21

on July 18, 2016 - 12:01pm
Thanks to our friends from the Posse Lodge, the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser/auction at 5:30 p.m., July 21, at the Posse Lodge.
The dinner will include spaghetti with your choice of marinara or bolognese sauce, salad, bread and butter. We will have a mobile adoption so you can meet some of our shelter guests and don’t forget about our wonderful auction items.

We are excited about the list of auction items donated to LAFOS for this event.

YMCA Work Crew Receives Public Lands Day Training

on July 18, 2016 - 11:45am
At Station 1, Engine Captain Adrian Porchas gave a demonstration of the drip torch and how it is used to fight wildland fires. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
YMCA News:
Each year The Family YMCA sponsors a Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) trail crew through a New Mexico YCC grant program that benefits both Los Alamos County and Forest Service area trails. Under the terms of the grant, the Y’s crew members are selected from the Española, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Pojoaque and Sandoval County areas.
On July 13, during the Forest Service’s Public Lands Day, the Y’s crew members receive

Scenes From Rotary Club Events

on July 18, 2016 - 11:42am
On Tuesday, Rosita Dasheno, director of the Santa Clara Pueblo Housing Authority, thanked the Rotary Club of Los Alamos for its donation of books to the Pueblo's summer reading program for children. Judy Goldie, who undertook the project and worked with Dasheno on the selection of books, is standing at the right. Photo by Rob Metcalf
Michael Erickson, (right,) chairperson of the Service to All Rotary Satellite (STARS), an adjunct of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, spoke recently about the group's June trip to Cuidad Juarez, Mexico, to distribute goods and student football uniforms to a

Los Alamos County Enters Stage I Fire Restrictions

on July 18, 2016 - 11:30am

COUNTY News Alert:

Effective immediately, Los Alamos County is under Stage I Fire Restrictions.

The following acts are prohibited until further notice:

  • Building, maintaining, attending or using an open fire, campfire, charcoal or wood stove on all Los Alamos County lands. (See Exemption 1)
  • Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 3-feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.

Stage I Exemptions:

  • Developed campgrounds with metal grills using charcoal or propane are

Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Tomorrow

on July 18, 2016 - 11:22am
MOWW News:
Military Order of the World Wars will meet Tuesday, July 19 at the Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Posse Shack on North Mesa.
This Month speakers are Joyce Eyster, Kathleen Hoverson and Jean Wilson. They will be a panel talking about life in Los Alamos after the end of World War ll. Joyce and Kathleen were young wives arriving in 1948 and 1949 respectively, and Jean was a young girl when she arrived in 1943.
Note the change in Location for this month only. The Posse Lodge is on North Mesa Road.

County Lodgers' Tax Advisory Board Meets Tuesday

on July 18, 2016 - 11:17am

PEEC: Annual Dorothy Hoard Butterfly Count July 23

on July 18, 2016 - 11:12am
Local butterfly citizen science project leg by Steve Cary takes place Saturday, July 23. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
The annual Dorothy Hoard Butterfly Count is set for Saturday and beginners, experts and everyone in between are invited to participate.
Participants will honor the memory of local environmentalist Dorothy Hoard by gathering for the count in three locations around the Pajarito Plateau:
  • Atop a mesa;
  • At a high altitude; and
  • Along a stream.
New Mexico butterfly expert Steve Cary will be present to help identify butterflies and discuss their life histories.
The first

Critical Appeal For Blood And Platelet Donors

on July 18, 2016 - 10:54am

  • Significant Shortages Impact U.S. Blood Supply

United Blood Services has joined AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross in issuing a critical appeal for blood and platelet donors across the country.

With the nation’s blood supply facing significantly low inventory levels, the blood community encourages individuals throughout the U.S. to schedule an appointment to donate today.

“Maintaining a safe and adequate blood supply is critical to the nation’s public health and a priority for the medical community.” AABB CEO Miriam A. Markowitz said.